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In December 2018

December issue features, as always, our Books section. Looking at the best books of 2017, it includes, fiction, reference, history, art, travel and miscellaneous books that are hard to categorise but would be a shame if you missed them during the year.


In the people section

Grace Wu Bruce, the Chinese Furniture dealer talks about her recent book on the MQJ Collection of Chinese Furniture

The Sri Lankan artist Romesh Nithiyendran who will be revealing a monumental new work at the Dhaka Art Summit in February 2018

Mami Kataoka, from Japan’s Mori Art Museum, has been appointed the first Asian artistic director appointed to the Biennial of Sydney.



This season’s travel explores Japan’s pilgrimage routes, Uzbekistan and the attractions of Vietnam


Other Features
The author Claire Scobie discusses the trail and tribulations of being a writer – and the joys of writing her latest novel, The Pagoda Tree.

Beyond Angkor: Cambodian Sculpture from Banteay Chhmar at The Cleveland Museum of Art

The reopening of the Ho Tung Gallery at the British Museum

Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian Medicine at the Wellcome Collection in London

Power and Beauty in China’s Last Dynasty, exploring the Qing-dynasty treasures from the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s Chinese collections

Linking Asia: Art, Trade, and Devotion, the ancient trade routes across the Asian continent